Opportunity Knocks: Population Health in State Innovation Models – A closer look at emerging opportunity for reorienting the way we pay for health in the United States toward a greater focus on the non-clinical factors that make people healthy, such as the social and environmental conditions in places where people live, learn, play, and work.
What wasn’t so obvious was what the Department of Public Health and I had to do with all this. We were watching all the action but confined to the sidelines. Could public health assist in the implementation of health care reform? Even more important,would health care reform change the role and the work of public health?
Grammy Award-winning pop singer Amy Winehouse, whose drug and alcohol abuse overshadowed her musical talent, was found dead last weekend at her London apartment. We asked Hortensia Amaro — professor and associate dean in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and director of the Institute on Urban Health Research — to analyze the behavior of individuals who struggle with substance abuse.